Monthly Archives: May 2013

Orphans: Much ado about … what?

Much ado, even an air of conspiracy, surrounds the passing of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) on 25 April.  The main focus has been on the Copyright Provisions in Part VI (“Miscellaneous and general“) that will insert a … Continue reading

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CREATe Working Paper No. 5, “What happens to my Facebook profile when I die?” : Legal Issues Around Transmission of Digital Assets on Death, Available Now

The fifth release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available to download from our website. “What happens to my Facebook profile when I die?” : Legal Issues Around Transmission of Digital Assets on Death by CREATe deputy director Lilian Edwards and … Continue reading

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Public Domain Remix Launched by Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia France

The Public Domain Remix competition was launched in France on the 4th of May as part of the OuiShare festival. The competition, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia France seeks to promote the public domain by demonstrating the versatility … Continue reading

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Manifesto Destiny Revisited

Philip Schlesinger makes a correction and raises a new question. Hasan Bakhshi has written to correct my misquotation of the NESTA Manifesto’s definition of the creative economy.  I wrote: ‘those sectors which specialise in the use of creative talent for … Continue reading

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Manifesto Destiny?

Professor Philip Schlesinger – Deputy Director, CREATe discusses the recently launched NESTA Manifesto for the Creative Economy. Update: see Schlesinger’s follow-up post for a correction and additional reflection. NESTA launched A Manifesto for the Creative Economy on 23 April. Its … Continue reading

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Deazley Invited to Join Open Library of Humanities’ Finance, Sustainability and Legal Committee

Prof Ronan Deazley, Founding Director of CREATe, has been invited to join the Finance, Sustainability and Legal Committee of the Open Library of Humanities (the OLH), a project exploring a Public Library of Science-style model for the humanities and social … Continue reading

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CREATe Present Work on Social Media at Web Jamboree

CREATe investigators Lilian Edwards of Strathclyde University and Derek Mcauley of Nottingham University presented a paper on Real Name Policies and Social Media at a special workshop on the interface between Web Science and Internet Science at the Web Science Conference … Continue reading

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CREATe Research Prompts SCRIPTed Special Section on Post-mortem Privacy

Work on post-mortem privacy being undertaken by CREATe’s deputy director Professor Lilian Edwards and Edina Harbinja led to an interdisciplinary symposium at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference last autumn, which in its turn has generated a special section of the online … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences (USA) publishes “Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy”

Merrill & Raduchel (eds) 2013. Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy. Over the course of several decades, copyright protection has been expanded and extended through legislative changes occasioned by national and international developments. The content and technology … Continue reading

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CREATe to comment on the Nesta’s Manifesto 2013

Nesta, an independent charity supporting innovation, has launched a ten point plan intended to bolster the UK’s creative sector, entitled A Manifesto for the Creative Economy. Authors Hasan Bakhshi, Ian Hargreaves and Juan Mateos-Garcia summarise the importance to the UK’s economy of the … Continue reading

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